32 days in West Coast & Hawaii Itinerary

32 days in West Coast & Hawaii Itinerary

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32 days in West Coast & Hawaii Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Seattle
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Cannon Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + tram + Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Honolulu, Oahu
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
San Diego
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Boston

3
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Visiting Murhut Falls and Woodland Park Zoo will get you outdoors. Chihuly Garden and Glass and Glasshouse Studio are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Seattle with a short trip to Hood Canal in Olympic National Park, about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Pike Place Market, explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, and browse the range of quality goods at Nordstrom.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Seattle trip builder site .

Boston to Seattle is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 61°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cannon Beach.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Olympic National Park
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

2
nights
Cannon Beach

Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach is a city in Clatsop County, Oregon, United States. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): immerse yourself in nature at Ecola State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Hug Point State Park, and then explore the striking landscape at Haystack Rock. On the next day, admire the majestic nature at Oswald West State Park, then immerse yourself in nature at Oswald West State Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cannon Beach.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cannon Beach trip planner .

Traveling by car from Seattle to Cannon Beach takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Seattle in August, with highs in Cannon Beach at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Kailua-Kona.

Things to do in Cannon Beach

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Cannon Beach ©
Cannon Beach
Haystack Rock ©
Haystack Rock
Ecola State Park ©
Ecola State Park

2
nights
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii

Thanks to its favorable location near a mountain range blocking the northeasterly trade winds, Kailua-Kona gets little rainfall, allowing adventure seekers and nature lovers a chance to enjoy over 300 days of sunshine each year.
Visit Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area and Mauna Kea Beach for some beach relaxation. Visiting Swim with Dolphins and Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park will get you outdoors. Step out of Kailua-Kona with an excursion to Anaehoomalu in Waikoloa--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and kick back and relax at Kahaluu Beach.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kailua-Kona online holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Cannon Beach to Kailua-Kona in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Hawaii Standard Time (HST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Cannon Beach in August, you will find days in Kailua-Kona are somewhat warmer (87°F), and nights are much hotter (77°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Honolulu.

Things to do in Kailua-Kona

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park, Kahaluu Beach, Anaehoomalu, Mauna Kea Beach, Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Swim with Dolphins
Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area ©

4
nights
Honolulu, Oahu

Honolulu ©
In many ways much more Asian than American, Honolulu is Hawaii's largest city and its center of government, transportation, commerce, and tourism.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Waikiki Beach and Lanikai Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Kailua Beach Park and Waimea Bay. Go for a jaunt from Honolulu to Haleiwa to see Sunset Beach Park about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at USS Arizona Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manoa Falls, examine the collection at USS Bowfin Submarine Museum & Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Honolulu online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Kailua-Kona to Honolulu by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In September, daytime highs in Honolulu are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Honolulu

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Haleiwa, Kailua
Highlights from your plan
Waikiki Beach ©
Waikiki Beach
USS Arizona Memorial ©
USS Arizona Memorial
Kailua Beach Park ©
Kailua Beach Park

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get outdoors at Alcatraz Island and Twin Peaks. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fisherman's Wharf and Exploratorium. Change things up with these side-trips from San Francisco: Muir Woods National Monument (in Mill Valley) and Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards (in St. Helena). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, take a stroll through Chinatown, enjoy the sand and surf at Marshall’s Beach, and see the interesting displays at SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the San Francisco day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Honolulu to San Francisco takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and subway; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in September, things will get a bit cooler in San Francisco: highs are around 76°F and lows about 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Muir Woods National Monument, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

6
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Escape the urban bustle at Tuolumne Meadows and Glacier Point. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Elizabeth Lake, Yosemite National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Sentinel Dome, trek along Panorama Trail, explore the activities along Tenaya Lake, and stroll through Nevada Falls Loop.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip planner .

Drive from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of subway, flight, bus, and taxi. Traveling from San Francisco in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Yosemite National Park, with lows of 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Trail ©
Panorama Trail
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Elizabeth Lake ©
Elizabeth Lake

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Venice Beach and Boardwalk and Santa Monica State Beach. Step out of Los Angeles with an excursion to Disneyland Park in Anaheim--about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Getty Center, take a stroll through Angelino Heights Historic Area, stroll through Will Rogers State Beach, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Los Angeles trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Yosemite National Park in September: highs in Los Angeles hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Santa Monica, Disneyland Park
Highlights from your plan
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center
Santa Monica Pier ©
Santa Monica Pier
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk

4
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
We've included these beaches for you: La Jolla Cove and Children's Pool. Visiting San Diego Zoo and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at USS Midway Museum, take a tour of Maritime Museum of San Diego, take in the exciting artwork at Spanish Village Art Center, and stroll through Mission Beach Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the San Diego journey app .

Drive from Los Angeles to San Diego in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: highs in San Diego hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 68°F. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
USS Midway Museum ©
USS Midway Museum

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